Croft-Caderao, PhD
Clinical Psychologist & Director

Dr. Croft-Caderao specializes in treatment of Anxiety and OCD. Her approach focuses on Cognitive Behavioral treatment, especially Exposure Therapy, within an Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) approach. She earned her doctoral and master’s degrees in clinical psychology from Southern Methodist University, where her training focused on CBT for adults with anxiety, OCD, depression and trauma, therapy with college students, and cognitive assessment. Along with exposure therapy for adults with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders, Dr. Croft-Caderao’s clinical interests include exercise for mood and anxiety, teaching of CBT, and multiculturalism and social justice issues within the field of psychology. In addition to clinical practice, Dr. Croft-Caderao is an instructor of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy at UT Southwestern’s Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling Program. She completed specialized training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) and Prolonged Exposure (PE) and trained within a variety of institutions including SMU’s Anxiety Research & Treatment Program, UT Dallas Student Counseling Center, University of Houston Counseling and Psychological Services, and Parkland Hospital Consult-Liaison Psychiatry. At SMU, Dr. Croft-Caderao conducted research on memory and cognition and taught Abnormal Psychology courses.